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A branch library that serves two schools: Accountacy and Economic and Business Science

Commerce Library

Commerce Library is situated to the west of the Tower of Light on the West Campus of the University. Together with the Wits Library of Management, and the Law Library, it primarily serves Schools within the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management. It also serves the general library access and study needs of students registered with Wits Plus Part Time Studies Centre of the University, and has a full time member of staff available on Saturday afternoons for this purpose.


Books & Media

The Library has a large collection of books accompanied by compact disks (CD?s) These may be borrowed for a period of three days. Compact disks are kept behind the issue desk and are available on request.

Other items in the media collection include video and audio cassettes, slides etc. They may be requested from the Multimedia Centre on the second floor, Wartenweiler Library.

Books:The status of the user determines the loan periods for books in all libraries, unless these are coded non-circulating, in-library, three-day or overnight.

Journals: Current, unbound: In-library only
Bound: 3-day loan

Non-book media: Mostly available for loan, except videocassettes which must be viewed in the Library.

A substantial multi-disciplinary collection of audiovisual and multimedia material is available to all users in the Multimedia Centre on the second floor, Wartenweiler Library.

An extensive range of electronic resources, electronic databases and electronic journals are accessible through the Library web site. These include the e-Wits Catalogue (the Library's online catalogue) and CDROM databases. Group training sessions on the use of these resources are offered by the Library's Education & Training section; individual assistance is always available from the branch librarians.

Click on ADMISSION TO LIBRARIES for membership information


Commerce library facilities

24 Hour reading room

Discussion rooms

Electronic classroom

Subject Guide

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Cathy Dryden
Commerce Library

University of the Witwatersrand

West Campus

Phone : (011) 717-1981

Fax (011) 717-1989

Opening Hours

First, Second, Third & Fourth Teaching Blocks
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
                                             08h00 – 23h00
Wednesday                       09h00 – 23h00
Friday                                08h00 – 17h00
Saturday                           08h30 – 17h00
Sunday                               14h00 - 20h00
Public Holidays                 CLOSED


Mid-year & Year End Breaks
 Monday,Tuesday,Thursday & Friday     08h00 – 17h00
Wednesday                                          09h00 – 17h00
Saturday & Sunday                               CLOSED